Category: Events

  • It’s Gov Cup Time!

    Ahoy sailors! Here’s are the details for the Governor’s Cup race this weekend from Racing Vice Commodore Brie Busey: Hello Sailors! I hope everyone has been enjoying our quite rainy Alaskan summer because it’s time for our annual Governor’s Cup! I can’t wait to see all you wonderful racers for our biggest regatta of the…

  • Hey Ladies!

    It’s Fireweed Regatta time! Here’s a message from Brie Busey, our fearless Racing Vice Commodore: Ahoy, Wonderful Sailors New and Old! It’s time for our Ladies’ Fireweed Regatta! I want to encourage sailors of all experiences to join. The main rule for our ladies’ regatta is that it is women skippers only so anyone can…

  • Yo Ho Ho and a Bucket of Fun!

    Ahoy there, ye scurvy dogs! Given the dismal weather forecast and late race notice, I came into the Pirate Race day a bit worried that we might have low turnout and subdued spirits. But the race was a blast! We had ten crews on the water and plenty of high-seas hijinks. We even managed a…

  • Dethrone the Dastardly Dicks

    Welcome to the Alaska Sailing Club 2022 Pirate Race! As many a confounded pirate may remember, a carefully crafted alliance between Wyatt and Owen Dicks (the “Dastardly Dicks”) and the infamous Folds Clan won the day at last year’s Pirate Race. The allied buccaneers traded their combined haul of gold nuggets, pirate jewelry, and a…

  • Bucc Shootout in Progress

    So this is what happens when you invite a bunch of awesome sailors from Maryland to your club for four days of Buccaneer 18 racing. Visiting sailor Jimmy Yurko pulled a 26” pike from the lake this morning, and then proceeded to cook it up for a communal Pirate breakfast of “curried fried pike.” We’re…

  • Bucc Shootout Details

    Ahoy sailors! Following is some detail about the Great Alaska Bucc Shootout from Dave Johnson. For this event, the ASC will provide four days of amazing one-design racing and a chance to meet some top-notch Bucc racers from the Lower 48. And if you don’t know Dave Johnson (aka “DJ”), he’s a former commodore of…

  • Class Recap & Thank-Yous

    Ahoy sailors! I just wanted to offer a quick recap of this year’s sailing classes and a list of thank-yous to all the generous people who made them possible. This year we taught a total of thirty-nine new sailors. Most were brand-new, but a few were existing members back for a refresher. We conducted a…

  • A Discord Accord

    Ahoy sailors! I’ve received a few complaints about our ASC Google Group over the past month. Or maybe “complaints” isn’t quite the right word. Some folks are just having a hard time processing the volume of emails that can sometimes come through. And that’s completely understandable … our club can generate a lot of traffic…

  • Open Again & Classes this Weekend

    Our new insurance policy is ready (it was officially bound as of yesterday), so we’re open again! Unfortunately, the new policy is considerably more expensive than our prior policy and will likely impact dues for next year. But on the plus side, this new policy includes “fitness training professional liability” in addition to the general…

  • 2022 Ice Breaker Regatta & Red Flag Fire Warning

    Ahoy sailors! I wanted to wrap up all the information about this weekend’s Ice Breaker regatta in a single post, with notes about racing, social activists, the red flag fire warning, and some info aimed at class members. Racing Notes Here’s the missive from Brie Busy, our Racing Vice Commodore: Greetings Sailors! It’s time for…

  • ASC at the Bear Tooth for R2AK

    Ahoy sailors! In a bit of late-breaking news, the ASC will be at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub tonight for both showings (5:30 PM and 7:50 PM) of The Race to Alaska movie. Our very own Dave Johnson (former ASC Commodore and current Commodore of the national Buccaneer 18 Class Association) will be introducing the…

  • Spring 2022 Work Party Thank You!

    Heya crew! I just wanted to say a hearty thank-you to everybody who came out for our 2022 spring work party. Unfortunately, some of our work-party stalwarts were either traveling or grounded by Covid. However, we had quite a few more recent ASC members, so we more than made-up the person-power. And as you can…